Delta to employ 40 pharmacists in government hospitals

The Delta State Government has approved the employment of 40 pharmacists to bridge the manpower deficiency of pharmaceutical personnel in government hospitals across the state.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa gave the approval when he hosted the leadership and members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Delta State Chapter, on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Asaba.

Governor Okowa stated that out of the 64 government hospitals in the state, about 39 have no pharmacists and this was not a healthy development for his administration’s healthcare policy.

“I have directed the Chairman of the Hospital Management Board to submit a memo to that effect within a week — as we work to correct this abnormality that was just brought to my attention at today’s meeting,” Governor Okowa said.